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Are these Kim’s ghost ships?

Some of the bodies found on mystery vessels are believed to be those of North Korean soldiers.

DRC boat sinking sparks riots over safety, overloading

At its departure, the boat embarked 39 people, but they took more passengers on board along the way, said a government spokesperson.

Several migrants dead after boat wreck, says Italian Navy

At least 14 people have died and 200 rescued after a boat reportedly capsized in the Mediterranean, some 160km south of the island of Lampedusa.

Italy boat wreck passengers were mostly Eritrean, Somali

Over 300 people have been feared dead after a boat, believed to be carrying around 500 people - mostly Eritreans and Somalis - capsized.

Death toll rises in Turkey refugee boat sinking

More than half of the 60 migrants who died after their boat sank off Turkey's west coast on Thursday were children, a district official told Reuters.

Bangladesh ferry accident death toll rises

The death toll of a ferry accident in Bangladesh has risen to 112 as rescue workers and divers continue to pull scores of bodies from the wreckage.

Ferry sinks off Papua New Guinea, 219 rescued

Rescuers have saved 219 people from the waters off the coast of Papua New Guinea after a ferry carrying over 300 passengers sank in bad weather.

Nearly 40 still missing in Italian ship disaster

Italian rescue workers have been searching for almost 40 people still missing a day after a cruise ship capsized just off Italy's west coast.

Panic on cruise ship ‘like on the Titanic’

Three people have died and several went missing after a cruise ship accident off an Italian island sparked chaos as passengers tried to get off.

Police arrest owner of capsized Zim boat

Zimbabwean police have arrested the owner of the boat that capsized on Christmas Day, killing 11 children, on charges of culpable homicide.

Scores dead in Tunisian boat disaster

About 150 migrants heading to Italy drowned when their ship capsized off the Tunisian coast, the International Organisation for Migration has said.

At least 33 drown in Uganda lake accident

An overloaded boat capsized on the Ugandan side of Lake Albert overnight, killing at least 33 people, police said on Monday.

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The PPE scandal that the Treasury hasn’t touched

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Health workers afraid of passing Covid to family

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Treasury presents Covid-19 corruption action plan

Reports of corruption, over-pricing and the delivery of sub-standard PPE have become the norm over the past five months as the country grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic

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Accounting technician beats the odds to obtain a professional qualification

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Debt management amid Covid-19 and beyond

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